Saturday, 11 June 2016

Estonian Film "MOTHER" (Ema) to Screen at the Edinburgh Film Festival

If anyone happens to be in Scotland next week, the Estonian film Mother (Ema) will be making its UK premier at the Edinburgh Film Festival on the 16th June 2016. Mother is a delicious pitch-black murder comedy-mystery that screened at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.

A small Estonian town hides some dark secrets in Kadri Kõusaar’s wonderfully pitch black comedy Mother (Ema). She draws out Leana Jaluskse’s clever script that revolves around a wife and mother (the excellent Tiina Malberg) whose grown-up son lies comatose in his bedroom after a shooting, with the police unable to find the identity of his attacker. His visitors stand over his unblinking body revealing truths as the film gradually teases out who his attacker actually is. Playful and funny as well as beautifully put together, Mother is a dark gem of a film.